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The Effectiveness of Storytelling Module in Improving Daycare Educators’ Confidence and Proficiency in Storytelling in English

Wan Jumani, Fauzi and Noor Raha, Mohd Radzuan and Ezihaslinda, Ngah and Fatimah, Ali and Noor Azlinda, Zainal Abidin and Anita, Abdul Rani and Haslinda, Hashim and Airin, AbdulGhani (2018) The Effectiveness of Storytelling Module in Improving Daycare Educators’ Confidence and Proficiency in Storytelling in English. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (1). pp. 175-177. ISSN 1936-6612

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Abstract

As a step to improve the level of English among Malaysians, it is believed that English should be exposed to children as early as 0–3 years, and not introduced at the kindergarten ages of 4–6 which is the current practice in the Malaysian education curriculum. However, at daycare level, where children of working parents spend at least an average of 8 hours a day, many of the daycare educators are secondary school leavers with basic English language proficiency. In order for the children to acquire a new language, the daycare educators themselves have to first be fluent, proficient and confident in using the target language. Hence, a knowledge transfer programme with 30 daycare educators under Pahang Daycare Providers Association was kickstarted with the aim to develop and harness English communication skills through two modules: Communication English and Effective Storytelling Techniques. This paper focuses on the storytelling module, its approaches to enhance daycare educators’ confidence and proficiency and discusses the effectiveness of this module based on the perceptions of the daycare educators who participated in the knowledge transfer programme.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Confidence; Daycare Educators; Proficiency; Storytelling Techniques
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2018 03:50
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 07:44
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/18926
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